Medical Device Qualified Supplier Directory
Qualifications: ISO 13485, ISO 9001, FDA Registered, Supplier to Medical Manufacturers, Exhibitor in at least 2 MD&M and/or MEDTEC shows
Markets Supplied: North America, Europe, Worldwide
AMETEK Engineered Medical Components (EMC), which is comprised of three businesses (Avicenna, Technical Services for Electronics, and Laserage), has served the medical device industry for more than 40 years. Each business is a leader in its respective product category and is well established in delivering state-of-the-art technology solutions. Together, Avicenna, Technical Services for Electronics, and Laserage provide AMETEK EMC with an ability to offer a broad range of expertise and manufacturing capabilities for virtually every clinical application for original equipment manufacturers and custom manufacturing customers.
AMETEK EMC's expertise stems from its passion for innovation and collaboration with customers to address complex challenges and produce optimal solutions. It does this by leveraging dynamic and innovative capabilities, collaborative engineering, and technical expertise with a proven record of excellence in solution delivery for new and existing products.
AMETEK EMC creates value for its customers through a collaborative approach to iterative design and development, supply chain integration, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance. EMC’s solutions are optimized to meet and exceed the customer’s expectations on performance, quality, cost, and delivery. In addition, it offers a host of value-added services, such as rapid prototyping, design for manufacturing, testing, and secondary processing capabilities that support the customer’s value chain from solution ideation to product delivery. The design, development, and manufacturing capabilities of AMETEK EMC are supported by more than 40 years of experience with custom product solution delivery.
Avicenna harnesses its laser processing capabilities to produce custom components and complex assemblies, such as diagnostic catheters, pacing/stim leads, and stent systems. Avicenna’s core capabilities facilitate catheter assembly, micro-harness assembly, ring electrode welding, polymer tube machining and fine wire processing. Avicenna provides solutions to leading-edge cardiac imaging, cardiac mapping, neuromodulation, and neurovascular applications.
Technical Services for Electronics (TSE) specializes in custom interconnects, such as cable assemblies, connectors, PCB assemblies, and box builds. TSE’s core capabilities include interconnect design and development; wire and cable preparation and termination; component assembly; bonding operations; ultrasonic and resistance welding; thermoplastic and silicone overmolding; and finished packaging and labeling. TSE provides interconnect solutions for virtually all applications requiring the transmission of electrical signals and power, air, liquids, and light.
Laserage specializes in custom metal components for vascular and pulmonary stents, cardiac pacing devices, and orthopedic surgical tools. Laserage’s core capabilities leverage laser cutting and welding, supported by secondary electropolishing of medical grade metals. Laserage also cuts and shapes Nitinol tubing to make frames and anchors for single-use and implantable devices. Laserage supports minimally invasive devices, ranging from cardiac mapping and vascular imaging to dental surgical and vascular stenting.
AMETEK EMC is a highly effective supply chain partner, supported by a global manufacturing base with a harmonized quality system and flexible logistics. It has major manufacturing operations in the United States, Mexico, and Asia. All of which deliver superior quality and cost effectiveness to meet a customer’s unique requirements.
AMETEK EMC creates value for its customers through a collaborative approach to iterative design and development, supply chain integration, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance. A customer’s product solution is optimized to meet and exceed expectations on performance, quality, cost, and delivery. AMETEK EMC also provides a host of value-added services such as rapid prototyping, design for manufacturability, testing, and secondary processing capabilities that further support the customer’s value chain from solution ideation to product delivery. The design, development, and manufacturing capabilities of AMETEK EMC are supported by more than 40 years of experience with custom product solution delivery.
• CUSTOM INTERCONNECTS
AMETEK EMC provides optimal solutions for customers by leveraging its expertise in connector and cable assembly design, material selection, manufacturing processes, project management, product validation, and regulatory compliance. EMC collaborates with its customers and provides a unified team experience that fosters interconnect innovation with a passion for delivering a focused and purpose-built solution. Its connector and cable assembly solutions support market applications from neuromodulation to cardiac rhythm management, electrophysiology to patient monitoring, electrosurgical to ultrasound, and many other market segments.
• Laser Processing Metals
Tubes, sheets, and CNC-machined components can be laser cut to create unique medical components. With laser beam sizes ranging from 20 to 300 microns, AMETEK EMC has flexibility to precisely create stents, frames, flex-shafts and instruments. It has expertise in cutting complex geometries with close feature-to-feature positioning, such as small holes or narrow slot arrays. Material thicknesses from 0.05mm to 4mm and tube diameters from 0.3mm to 100mm can be laser cut with high precision and repeatability. AMETEK EMC’ laser welding capabilities span a wide range of thin, fragile, or precision assemblies with prefabricated components that require welding near electronics. We can provide precision weld spots while minimizing component distortion with little to no joint preparation. Its welding capabilities offer narrow, precision weld beads with excellent cosmetic appearance, to a high degree of accuracy. Secondary processing solutions include Nitinol shape setting to transform the laser cut component into a desired form. Finishing solutions include electropolishing, mechanical tumbling, micro-abrasive blasting and passivation. Additional services include placement of radiopaque markers and reproducible state-of-the-art inspection services.
• Laser Processing Plastics
Polymer catheter shafts and components, as well as insulated wire and cable, can be precisely machined through non-contact laser ablation. Laser ablation is a photochemical process that removes material by breaking molecular bonds and achieving phase change from solid to gas with no heat effect to the target zone. High aspect ratios for drilled holes and cut patterns can be achieved. Control depth ablation can remove targeted material from select layers of a composite tube extrusion. Insulation can be removed from conductors with clean straight strip lines and no surface distortion to the underlying metal substrate. AMETEK EMC can successfully machine a wide range of polymer materials and commonly produce materials for catheter, wire, and cable applications.
• Fine-wire Applications, Catheters and Assembly
Automated control and manipulation of fine wire as small as 50AWG allows for twisting, cabling, reel-to-reel laser processing, and precisely ablated discreet lengths for applications that range from subcutaneous biometric sensors to implanted pacing leads and high-density wire harnesses for imaging catheters.
High-density wire harness assembly is a vertically integrated offering made possible through a combination of fine wire cabling and the dressing and termination of high-count cable to tight pitched circuitry. Novel process techniques for wire management and mass termination achieve high-density wire terminations at 0.002” pitch. The ability to automate laser ablation of fine wire is integrated with an equally advanced ability to automate the precise placement of ring and tube components to achieve micro spot welding of ablated wire to metal ring electrodes.
• Finished device packaging and sterilization
AMETEK EMC can provide the right packaging solution to fit every needs, with capabilities for sych applications as sealed pouches, anti-static bags, custom boxes, multi-material packaging, shock and vibration sensitive packaging, target component protection, and packaging for sterilization. AMETEK EMC also has the capability for finished device product labeling and real-time automated label inspection. AMETEK EMC can manage the logistics of a customer’s product from AMETEK’s r facilities to the sterilizer and then to the customer’s shipping dock.
• Testing Services
An in-house dedicated testing lab offers electrical, mechanical, and environmental test services to help customers characterize, verify, and validate requirements of components and assemblies. Material analysis services are available with in-house XRF capabilities, as well as services for material declarations and conformance to RoHS and REACH requirements. AMETEK EMC collaborates with its customers through the entire testing process to ensure all expectations and requirements have been met.
• RAPID PROTOTYPING CAPABILITIES
In-house 3D printing and a dedicated prototyping lab facilitate fully functional prototypes for quick assessments, precise design iterations, and shortens timing for design freeze. EMC’s experts can help its customers select the right materials and assemble the right solution for the application’s requirements.
For more information contact AMETEK Engineered Medical Components
Eden Prairie, MN